View Full Version : Another early marker for autism detection.


Amtram
11-07-13, 04:37 PM
From the NIH, Earliest marker for autism found in young infants (http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2013/nimh-06.htm)
details experiments using eye-contact measurement in infants at risk of autism, and found that between 2 and 6 months, the length of contact maintained declined significantly in infants who were later diagnosed with autism compared with children who were not autistic.

The article is a summary of the research, but includes some of the methodology, and it's interesting to see that it had some potentially important findings for early identification and treatment.